Congratulations! Bringing a new child into the family is an exciting time, and there’s a lot to think about. VMware provides some unique benefits and resources to help you through the process.
Changes and elections for most of the VMware benefit plans are made at annual enrollment; however, birth or adoption is considered a Qualified Life Event . You must make changes within 30 days of the date of the Qualified Life Event . If you do not meet this deadline, you must wait until the next annual enrollment. You are eligible to make the following changes:
- Enroll your child in your Medical  plan via MyLife  [VMware network access required].
- Modify your Life Insurance  and update beneficiary details via MyLife  [VMware network access required].
- Review your statutory Retirement Plans  and nomination details.
Planning time away from work to care for and bond with your child is an important consideration. There are many leave options available to you. Be sure to review the details for eligibility requirements for:
- ICAS: Coaching, Therapy, and Work Life Services
ICAS  provides emotional wellbeing support for employees and their families, how, when, and where you need it, at no cost to you. With online tools, research-backed therapeutic methods, and top therapists, coaches, and digital tools, you and your family can access an easy-to-use, convenient, and confidential way to get support.
- Rethink 
Rethink’s award-winning, research-based program provides support to parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities at no cost to you.
24/7 Support for New and Expecting Parents Maven provides on-demand virtual care, clinically informed content, and a supportive community for new and prospective parents. If you or your partner are thinking about pregnancy in the future, already pregnant, exploring fertility treatments like IVF or egg freezing, or considering adoption or surrogacy — VMware offers you free, unlimited access.